Friday, February 11, 2011


share it with your loved ones.
valentines day is coming up and so I thought it would be a great time to bake kärleksmums (love cake). in sweden we often share this cake with someone else when we go for fika, that´s why we call them kärleks(love)mums(yum-yum). 

300 g smör                               1 1/2 cup butter
4 ägg                                       4 eggs
6 dl strösocker                          2 1/2 cup sugar
3 dl mjölk                                1 1/3 cup milk 
9 dl vetemjöl                           3 4/5 cup flour
5 tsk bakpulver                         5 teaspoon baking powder 
2 tsk vaniljsocker                      2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
4 msk kakao                              4 tablespoon cacao (unsweetened)

glazing - topping
120 g smör                                1/2 cup butter
8 msk kallt, starkt kaffe             8 tablespoons cold, strong coffee 
(this is optional, you can replace it with water if you don´t drink coffee)       
7 dl florsocker                           3 cup icing sugar  
2 msk kakao                               2 tablespoons cocoa(unsweetened)
1 msk vaniljsocker                     1 tablespoons vanilla extract  
kokosflingor                               shredded coconut

because I made my kärleksmums for valentines day I used heartshapes sprinkles instead of shredded coconut. I had alot of problems finding shredded dry coconut here in the states, mostly it´s sweetened.

1. preheat oven to 347 degrees faarenheit (150 degrees C).
2. whip the eggs and the sugar together until it´s porous. 
3. melt the butter and let it cool for a bit, then mix it with the dough. 
4. mix the dry ingredients; flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, stir into the dough. make sure you don´t whip it to hard so the air disappears. pour in the vanilla extract and the milk.
take a (långpanna) cake pan and spray it with melted butter or cover it in cookie sheets all the way to the edges (should be 30x40 cm, 13x9 inch form). pour the mixture into the långpanna cake pan.
bake the kärleksmums in the middle of the owen for about 20 minutes (until it´s not sticky).
let the cake cool.

1. melt the butter
2. poor in the cold coffee, mix and let it cool.

3. stir in the dry ingredients and stir the mixture until the glazing is smooth (the cocoa powder in the states isn´t as strong as the swedish, so taste the glazing and see if  you need to poor in more). 
spread the glazing on the cake and sprinkle the  shredded coconut or the heartshaped sprinkles on the kärleksmums. 
cut into squares.
surprise and eat it with someone you love.
happy valentines day 


  1. Bra tips med hjärtströssel istället för kokos som alla hjärtans dag tema... :) Självklart blir det en sådan kaka made by kitchen aid på måndag! :)

  2. I love this rebecka! Is icing sugar powdered sugar? I want to make sure I get the right kind.

  3. Brita.
    Thank you. Yes it´s the same thing. I think you will like this cake, it´s super. Let me know how it turned out and if the boys liked it=).

    Är så avis på din kitchen aid. Önskar att jag hade en med, här i USA är de mycket billigare men kommer inte kunna få med mig en eftersom de väger så mycket.

    När jag kommer hem igen så ska vi baka tillsammans!